• Hye Yeon Nam: Please Smith

    Robotic arms that would point as you passed by and floating balloon blimps directed by circuits of light were a part of the kinetic art exhibit Parodic Machines.

  • Pianist Awadagin Pratt played Tyler-Tallman Hall in November 2013 thanks to the generosity of the Adams Foundation Piano Series.

  • Pamela Phatsimo Sunstrum engaged visitors by having them come inside her art installation created with help from Davidson students.

  • In conjunction with the Theatre Department's performance of Sonia Flew, Maria Urrutia teaches the art and history of the Cuban Rumba.


Friends of the Arts

p: 704-894-2101

e: dcfota@davidson.edu

Mailing Address

Box 7176
Davidson, NC 28035

Shipping Address

209 Ridge Road
Davidson, NC 28035


Friends of the Arts

The arts play a vital role in fostering creativity, collaboration and learning at Davidson. Members of Friends of the Arts support the visual, performing and literary arts at Davidson College. Because of the generosity of our members, the college offers dynamic programs that enhance the academic curriculum at the college and expand audiences' awareness of and accessibility to the arts in our community. Specifically, faculty and student projects in the music, theatre, visual and literary arts are supported by Friends of the Arts.

The artist-in-residence program is also supported by Friends of the Arts and it remains essential to the creative life of the college. The college is proud to host renowned guest vocalists, musicians, dance troupes and theatre companies from around the world as part of the Smith Artist Series and Concert Series. 

Davidson hosts traveling gallery exhibits, student and faculty works, and our own extensive permanent collection of visual art at the Katherine and Tom Belk Visual Arts Center. And throughout the academic year, our exceptional Davidson students share the stages, contribute to the galleries and reach into the community as part of the many performances, exhibitions, demonstrations and lectures.

Become a Member

Friends of the Arts members make these connections possible. Membership benefits are available at various giving levels, including special events for donors, priority ticketing and seating, advanced notification of performances, exhibits and lectures by email and wonderful volunteer opportunities.

We invite you to learn more about the arts at Davidson College and hope you will join our efforts by making a tax-deductible gift today. For more information, please contact Sherry Malushizky, director of Friends of the Arts, at 704-894-2101.

Theatre Department Celebrates 50 Years

The Davidson College Theatre Department celebrates its 50th anniversary season with an admired Shakespearean play, zany comedy, gripping drama and a quirky, Appalachian-inspired musical. Read about the history of theatre on campus.